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19th C. Indian Gold, Silver, Ruby & Diamond Hair Pin

South Asia, India, ca. 19th century CE. Very fine lady's hairpin made of almost pure silver (about 92%) along with low karat gold (testing at 25%), genuine fully faceted rubies and antique rose cut diamonds. The lower pin is sharpened to a fine point and made of silver, set with 5 rubies. It attaches to the gold crown which is comprised of 22 rubies and 4 diamonds. Approximate weight of the diamonds would be under 1/2 carat, the rubies weigh between one and two carats. Total weight is 22.3 grams. A beautiful example! Size: 4.5" L x 1.125" W (11.4 cm x 2.9 cm)

Condition: Intact and excellent.

Provenance: private collection of an Indian gentleman

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